Turkish 737 veered off runway before gear collapse

[Ref 3-9 Dec Flight International Magazine] On 21 November 2019, Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800 (TC-JGZ) had been operating flight TK467 from Istanbul. It suffered a gear collapse at Odessa had initially veered off the runway while landing. The aircraft executed a go-around during its first landing approach. Later, the aircraft touched down on runway 16 but, during […]

Crashed 737 pushed into dive during go-around

[Ref flightglobal.com, aviation-safety.net] On 17 November 2013, the crew of the Tatarstan Boeing 737-500 engaged go-around thrust after assessing the aircraft’s position relative to the runway. The autopilot was disconnected and the aircraft flown manually. As the engines increased power the crew retracted the 737’s flaps from the 30° position to 15°. But the thrust […]

Gear-up 727 captain ignored warnings

[Ref Flight International | 19-25 November 2019 P.12] Occurrence Date/Time 28 January 2019 Aircraft Type Boeing 727-200 freighter (N720CK) Flight / Operator Kalitta Charters II POB  4 Crews Description Notes: On the day before 28 January 2019 (the accident) a different crew, also arriving at Tuscaloosa, had similarly experienced an indication that the nosegear had […]

“ill-fated” 737 Max crew left ‘unaware’ of prior flight’s problems

[Ref 5-11 Nov 2019 Flight International Magazine] Pilots of the Lion Air Boeing 737 Max which crashed shortly after departing Jakarta in 2019 had been unaware of the control problems experienced by the crew of the same aircraft on the inbound service (from Denpasar) Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) investigation authority says this awareness […]

Boeing’s MCAS design based on flawed assumptions

[Ref 5-11 Nov 2019 Flight International Magazine] Indonesia’s NTSC investigation authority says Boeing’s preliminary hazard assessment of MCAS, carried out on a full-flight simulator in 2012, examined crew responses to uncommanded MCAS activation “regardless of underlying cause” – a failure such as erroneous angle-of-attack sensor data, leading to unreliable airspeed alerts, stick-shaker activation, and other alarms […]

Lion Air crash report reveals multiple failings

[Ref 5-11 Nov 2019 Flight International Magazine] Indonesian accident investigators have uncovered numerous failings relating to the design and operation of the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) on the Boeing 737 Max, as well as operational deficiencies at Lion Air. Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) found that: Boeing’s testing and development of MCAS was […]

Shorts 330 crash flags non-compliance

[Ref Flight International | 8-14 October 2019 p.14] The accident was happened on 5 May 2017 when a Shorts 330 freighter attempting to land at Charleston, Virginia. The plane departed the left side of the runway, its left wing breaking away, and the aircraft tumbled into rough ground. Neither of the two crew members, the only occupants, […]